When planning my Thanksgiving dessert table, I like to add hand pies as a nice way to change up the choices. Slices of pie are required of course, but when you have a crowd, hand pies offer a great alternative without the fuss of cutting and plating.
Reasons you should make hand pies:
Reasons you might not want to make hand pies:
My favorite hand pie recipe is Caramel Pecan Hand Pies and you can head over to the blog post for the recipe. They are my most requested pie and incredibly good. These apple, fig and pecan hand pies are another great option. They are just different enough to get your attention but feel like Thanksgiving. But here’s the thing – you can put anything in a hand pie! Make the circles then play around with whatever you want. You can keep it super simple by tossing some apple slices with sugar and cinnamon and calling it a day. You can’t go wrong wrapping anything up in pie crust.